Jump Start is an exciting work readiness programme that develops the skills of unemployed young people and links them to career opportunities in the retail sector and the supply chain. Young job seekers face many challenges to becoming employable including lack of on-the-job training and South Africa’s high youth unemployment rate. The skills development programme aims to bridge the gap between school and the world of work by providing school-leavers between the ages of 18-33 with life skills and experiential training to help them enter the job market more prepared. The Jump Start Programme has been considered best practice for skills development and youth employment on the African continent by Nepad.

Jump Start Retail Frontline Programme applications are open. Apply here.

Thank you to everyone who has applied for the Jump Start Retail Frontline Programme. If you have not been contacted, it is because there is a low demand for training from the retail industry in your area. As soon as there are training opportunities in your area, the Jump Start Team will contact you.

If you have been contacted by the Jump Start Team and completed the pre-assessment, we will contact you when there is a training opportunity in your area. In areas of demand, our classroom training has been paused, and we will contact you as soon as the training starts up again. In areas of low demand, we will keep your name on record for any future training opportunities

*Placement or employment is not guaranteed.

Application Form

The Retail Frontline Programme upskills unemployed matriculants to become workplace ready for starter and entry-level retail positions. The programme is one week of life skills education, followed by one week of hands-on work experience in an exciting retail environment. While the programme won’t guarantee you a job, successful Jump Starters gain credible work readiness experience that retail employers are looking for. Spaces are limited.

Applicants must be:

– Matriculated

– Between 18 – 33 years old

– Unemployed South African citizen

– No criminal record

Fill the form here